One new superbug infection every 18 minutes in Hong Kong public hospitals

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Public hospitals reported a new case of superbug infection every 18 minutes last year, according to Hospital Authority figures.

And more than a tenth of the cases led to a blood infection that put patients at risk of developing life-threatening sepsis without prompt treatment.

The statistics show an overall 15 per cent increase in three major types of superbug infection from 2011.

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